Location: 
Newton
Employment Type: 
Contract
Job ID: 
134336
Description: 

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Senior Research Associate -

We are seeking a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to support our proprietary drug discovery platform. The candidate will be joining our protein technology group and working in a cross-functional project team. Types of activities include plasmid construction and preparation, bacteria transformation and culturing, plus preparing experimental media and buffers.

Responsibilities

  1. Perform molecular cloning work including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, restriction enzyme digestions and site directed mutagenesis.
  2. Assist with mammalian cell culture, small-scale antibody expression, purification, SDS PAGE or engineered proteins characterization work
  3. Maintain all plasmids and protein inventory.
  4. Routine lab maintenance activities (i.e. laboratory supplies, organize reagents, etc.)

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in molecular biology, biotechnology, or a related field; preferably with at least 1-2 years of relevant experience in a laboratory setting
  2. Strong hand-on experience with molecular biology techniques including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, restriction enzyme digestions, cloning and site directed mutagenesis.
  3. Experience in protein expression and purification, protein interaction characterization is a plus.
  4. Good computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and DNA analysis tools.
  5. Hands-on experience in culture, storage and archiving of microorganisms.
  6. Strong multi-tasking ability with organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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